As well as being a member of this forum, I have also been a member of Windows7 Forums for the past few years. And more recently a member of Windows8 Forums. In Nov 2009, before joining Win7Forum, I did a tutorial in Techspot here, showing how to enable Windows Mail from Vista, in Windows 7. To complete the process, it was necessary to run several registry edits. These regedits were freely available to the general public as downloads from the Windows7 Forums. In my tutorial I included these regedits as attachments, but for the convenience of non-Techspot persons, also provided links to the downloads in Windows7 Forums. In 2010 I joined Win7Forums and did a similar tutorial there for enabling WinMail in Windows 7. Then about 6 or 7 months ago I joined the Windows8 Forums. The last activity on the tutorial in Techspot Forum was done in May 26th 2010 ... which is over two years ago. Suddenly, a few days ago, after the tutorial had been running for over two years, I was banned from both the Windows 7 & 8 Forums for"leaching files to another forum". I was given no warning, or prior opportunity to defend myself, and was unable to contact the administrator Brink, to discuss the matter, as I could no longer log into the forum. In all sincerity, I did not know they considered it leaching, when the files were freely available to the general public. In fact I didn't even know what the term leaching meant until they applied it to me. In their forum posting rules it clearly states: We reserve the right to ban anyone who willfully violates the forum rules. In no way had I deliberately contravened the rules. If I had known I was breaking the rules I would not have done it. Yet I was presumed guilty without any right of reply. Since I could no longer log on to discuss it with the administration, I asked my son to join their fourm to see if he could intercede on my behalf. He made a post in Win8 Forum, outlining my dilemma, and he too was banned. I am utterly speechless over such appalling behavior, as I have contributed many posts, and several tutorials to Windows7 Forums, and posts to Windows8 Forums. And simply cannot understand why they have stone-walled me? Does anybody know of any way to contact their administrartion without signing on as a member to try and sort this matter out?